Syndicated columnist Helen Dennis has featured Caring House in her popular Successful Aging column. Helen is a nationally-recognized leader and sought-after speaker on issues of aging and the new retirement.
Helen spent two hours recently at Caring House for a tour and discussion. The article she wrote after her visit gives an excellent sense of the mission and approach and feel of Caring House. Here’s a paragraph,
My two-hour visit at Caring House affirmed the non-medical environment. Language was just one indicator. Patients are residents; Caring House is a home, not a facility; hospital beds are resident care beds. And Caring House has bedrooms not just beds. Staff does not wear uniforms. The home smells fresh and clean. Then there are those special aromas emanating from the kitchen: freshly baked cinnamon buns, chocolate chip cookies and coffee. Hlavaty-Pearson said “Some people think our home would be depressing. It’s not. It’s a happy place where you can hear music and laughter. On a daily basis, residents are provided the opportunity to experience as much joy and pleasure as possible.”
Helen has generously given us permission to reprint the entire article.
Successful Aging by Helen Dennis appears in The Los Angeles Daily News, The Daily Breeze, Pasadena Star News, Long Beach Press Telegram, Whittier Daily News, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Santa Barbara Sun, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin and Redlands Daily Facts.